—The $75,000 Zambia Social Investment Fund (ZAMSIF) modern bus station, which has been a white elephant since its completion in 2003, is now operational.
District Council Secretary, Francis Nkhoma, confirmed the development to ZANIS in kabombo yesterday.
Mr Nkhoma said the bus station started operating last week and all other illegal bus stations have since been closed.
Mr Nkhoma said the local authority engaged council police and revenue collectors at the modern station to provide a conducive environment for bus operators and travellers.
He added that consistency in the implementation of council resolutions had made it easy to continue mitigating road maintenance of the township.
He said the council rehabilitated the road leading to the bus station smooth to allow big buses from Lusaka and other towns on the line of rail to enter the station without difficulty.
When contacted, Kabompo District Commissioner, Dennis Kanyakula, also confirmed the opening of the station in Kabompo, saying the terminus was rightly situated in the commercial centre of the town, about 2km away from the main Solwezi/Zambezi road, formerly known as M8 road.
Mr Kanyakula stated that the bus station would attract business in the central commercial areas of the town as Kabompo was earmarked to be a provincial headquarters of North-western province.